Health Disparities. Transgender people face numerous health disparities as well as stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to quality care. Some health disparities include an increased risk of HIV infection, especially among transgender women of color, and lower likelihood of preventive cancer screenings in transgender men.
Sep 01, 2014 · Some transgender health disparities shown to be present in the peer-review literature, 5, 6, 11, 14 were not evidenced in our sample, likely given the specific composition of the patient population utilized for this analysis. For example, the prevalence of HIV, substance abuse, and smoking did not significantly differ for transgender and cisgender patients.
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Describe the major health and health care disparities facing transgender people. Share resources and strategies for creating a welcoming and gender-affirming environment for transgender patients and staff.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.
Health Disparities Report Highlights Transgender Concerns. The inclusion of LGBT health disparities in the National Healthcare Disparities Report reflects ongoing efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop LGBT health care metrics and to build a …
Overview. Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, 1 substance abuse, 2, 3 and suicide.